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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Pennsylvania Laws

Anyone out there know the pennsylvania laws on owning such things as Kinkajou, coatis and possums? Our laws here are so confusing?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 03:00 AM
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Last I checked, Pennsylvania had a pretty vague set of laws that requires anyone owning "exotic wildlife" to get a permit from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. What is considered "exotic wildlife" is up to the game warden involved in any potential situation - though the law specifically only names bears, big cats and wolves as 'for instances'. I have heard many horror stories of people in Pennsylvania having sugar gliders, hedgehogs, chinchillas, skunks, foxes, and other pets confiscated, but I have nothing first hand to offer. Anyway, I wouldn't get any such animal before contacting the Game Commission and finding out the legality. The last thing you need is game wardens showing up, because I would be willing to bet any animal confiscated is destroyed. Also, don't forget to look at your local city/town laws too. Even if the state doesn't have a law about a certain animal, your city may.

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